Castles have always captured the imagination of children, fantasy writers, and anyone who takes the time to visit them. They are rich with history, and can be educational as well as awe inspiring. The style of a castle varies depending on its location, and the architectural influences that were prominent at the time they were built. Here are 8 of the most amazing castles that the world has to offer:
1.) Prague Castle
Prague Castle is considered by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the largest coherent and ancient castle structure in the world, with an area of around 70,000 square meters. The Prague Castle is also rich in history, and is possibly one of the oldest, dating back to 880 A.D. This alone makes it a must see for the castle enthusiast, but the castle is also something of a cultural monument in the country, with the Czech crown jewels are held in its walls. Visits are possible most days, and the “changing of the guard” ceremony occurs daily too.